[events from ‘92] [publications from ‘92] [magyar]



For the so-called experimentalist photographer (the functionary) it is effectively assertive that these base concepts: “picture”, “apparatus”, “program”, “information” - are the root problems, that he has to struggle with. We do need the Philosophy of Photography in order to bring the photographic practice into the surface of the consciousness, which is important because a model of freedom – if any – appears in this very practice, in a postindustrial context.

1 March, 2005 - 6 p.m. - Artpool P60

“Szervusztok* Kollegáim”

1 hour performance for us

Pioneer Artist Prince January TovA ICY HORO OLH
jános Baksa-Soós 57 j [invitation]

11–13 March, 2005 - Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

RE:form / Europe

Networking and Cooperation between Eastern and Western European Archives and Collections of Artist Publications

Archives Workgroup 1st meeting

Lilijana Stepancic, Mednarodni graficni likorsi center, (mglc), International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
Julia Klaniczay, Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest
Dr. Anne Thurmann-Jajes, Bremen Studienzentrum für Künstlerpublikationen / ASPC im Neuen Museum Weserburg Bremen
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlott, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität Bremen, Bremen
Piotr Rypson, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Art Database, Warsaw
Joanna Mytkowska, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Samo Darian, relations e. V., Berlin
Cordelia Marten, ASPC im Neuen Museum Weserburg Bremen
Peter Wellach, relations e. V., Berlin
Sonia Oliveira, Museo Serralves, Porto

21 March–1 April, 2005 - Artpool P60 - Wednesdays and Fridays 4–6 pm

Artpool’s tenth participation in the program of the
25 years old Budapest Spring Fesztival

a Budapest Spring Festival unimaginable in 1981


an exhibition-event from the documents of the institute-experiments of the “underground art” [invitation]

Zsuzsa Simon Office, Újpest Mini Gallery, Artpool, Indigo, Inconnu, Fényképészeti lapok [Photographic sheets], Snob International, etc.

27–28 April, 2005 - House of Europe, Pécs

New Art Institutes and Institutions in Europe and Hungary

conference workshop

organized by the House of Europe and Approach Art Assotiation

27 April:
lecture by Zsuzsanna Kiss about the Artpool Art Research Center [abstract]

27. May–10 June, 2005 - Artpool P60 - Wednesdays and Fridays 4–6 p.m.
(and occasionally till September)



Michael T. Bidner · György Bp. Szabó
Ryosuke Cohen · Zsolt Gyarmati
[invitation] [video]

opening speeches from 6 p.m. on 27 May by:

Zsuzsanna Kiss (Zsolt Gyarmati)
Bálint Szombathy (Ryosuke Cohen)
Tibbi Várnagy (György Bp. Szabó)
György Galántai (Michael T. Bidner)

17 June, 2005 at 6 p.m. - Artpool P60


copy art, fax art, computer art (1989–2004)

book and CD-Rom presentation and exhibition from the collection of the Shadow Weawers Archive [invitation]

Introductory speech by: Tibor Bakács Settenkedő
and discussion with the editors of Árnyékkötők Co-Media
(Zsuzsa Dárdai, János Saxon-Szász, István Tenke and Ervin Zsubori)

Music: Simo and Borz,
members of the new Fény-Árnyék Művészeti Egyesület (Light-Shadow Art Association)

22 September, 2005 at 6 p.m. - Artpool P60

a gentle presentation of the information boom:


Nature doesn’t make separate rules, it has great unified rules
(Albert Szentgyörgyi)

as the finissage of the exhibition ART REGAINED [invitation]
György Galántai presents the newest document of the Artpool P60 project

1–2 October, 2005 - Gödör Klub - Erzsébet téri Kulturális Központ és Park


Festival for the preservation of the documents of underground art

Press conference about the uncertain future of the Artpool Art Research Center due to the lack of financial suppport for its operation. With the closing of Artpool the only research place of the progressive Hungarian underground culture from the early 1970s till today may disappear. The publications, manuscripts, photos, sound and video material as well as art documents may become inaccessible for decades.

Symposium on the Hungarian underground art in the 70s and 80s, it’s international context and significance, it’s research and the possibilities of it’s preservation.

Readings, performances and concerts from the literary and musical materials of the Hungarian underground art of the 70s and 80s.

Exhibition, installation, display of documents (texts, objects, photo and video materials) of the 70s, 80s and 90s - from Artpool’s archives and collections. [invitation]

[detailed program]

18 November 2005–24 February 2006 - Artpool P60
and till spring 2006 by appointment

the autumn research project at Artpool


The Understanding of Freedom in the Correlation
of the Apparatus and the Functionary. [call] [invitation]

28 December 2005, 6 p.m., Camille’s day - Artpool P60

virtual MEmory house

for the searchability of Miklós Erdély’s life-work

Host of the evening:
Péter Fuchs

The main question to be discussed:

is the life-work and the spirit of Miklós Erdély still relevant?

if yes, why?
if no, why?

“The action of remembering becomes possible by the Spiral structure of ‘private’ time. In the mind the distance of temporal points is not determined lineally, but they are copied on each other and on the totality of future time by the memory. And everything what will happen in the future appears like new layers on the ‘happened’. Moving ‘forwards’ in time, the image of an event becomes less and less clear and strong what makes possible to register always new images without the disturbing effect of their equal value.” [invitation]
(from Miklós Erdély: Memory-model, 1978)

Presentation of the documentary web site of Miklós Erdély’s Life-work Exhibition (Műcsarnok, 1998)
(a common project of Artpool Art Research Center and Miklós Erdély Foundation)

Sponsor of the event: